Library Events

Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Hudson Library & Historical Society! All events are free and open to the public. Registration required where noted.

Did you miss a program? Check out our past event podcasts and videos.

 Limit by event type:
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Virtual Special Even
Thursday, Oct. 22, 6:30 p.m.
On Thursday, October 22nd at 6:30 p.m., the Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event with Jerry Craft, author of the children's graphic novels New Kid and Class ActNew Kid follows 7th grader Jordan Banks, who was brought up in Washington Heights and is now starting at a new prestigious private school known for its academic excellence. However, Jordan isn't just the new kid, he is also one of the few kids of color in the whole school. As 7th grade progresses, Jordan struggles with trying to fit into these two different personae his old life and new school are demanding of him. Class Act, the sequel to New Kid, follows Jordan's friend, Drew. Drew knows that because of the color of his skin, he must work harder than any other student at his school. As the year progresses, he struggles with his fellow students and even his closest friend, as they take everything in their lives for granted. 
 
Jerry Craft is both a New York Times bestselling and Newbery Medal-winning author of the graphic novel, New Kid. His second graphic novel, Class Act, will be released on October 6, 2020. Copies of Class Act and New Kid will be available for purchase courtesy of the Learned Owl Book Shop.
 
This program is for children grades 3 and up. Registration for this program is required and a valid email address is required at time of registration. Participants will receive an email invitation to attend the program, hosted on Zoom, a day before the program begins. If you have any questions, please email mail.child@hudson.lib.oh.us or call (330) 653-6658,
 x1020.

 
Arrangements for the appearance of Jerry Craft made through HarperCollins Speakers Bureau, NY, NY.
VIRTUAL Club Sippy C
Friday, Sep. 25, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

For one day only Library will transform your living room into the hottest club in town, Virtual Club Sippy Cup! This preschool and toddler dancing story time event will feature music, dancing, crafts and more. Join us on Zoom as we dance the morning away. Club goers will need to pick up an event bag to make the most of Club Sippy Cup. Participants will be emailed when the bags are available,  closer to the date of the program.  

For ages 2 to 6, please register all children who are attending to receive the proper amount of event bags.

Registration is required for this program and a valid email is required at time of registration.  Participants will receive an email of their Zoom invitation before the program. This program will not be recorded.
VIRTUAL Tour of Grea
Saturday, Sep. 26, 11 am
Join us via Zoom for two tours at the Great Lakes Science Center! The first tour will be a Capsule Chat where a GLSC educator will tour a real capsule that was active in the SkyLab3 space mission in 1973. The 2nd tour will focus on Life in Space and highlights how astronauts live and work on the International Space Station. 
All ages welcome - please register once for the whole family and indicate how many people will attend. The Zoom link will be emailed the day before the event.
Banned Book Surprise
Sunday, Sep. 27
Did you know that some of your favorite books have been banned by some schools and libraries? If you'd like us to pick out a surprise banned book for you, fill out this form and we will pick just the right one! For grades 4 and up.
Banned Books Week - September 27th - October 3rd - is an annual event put on by the American Library Association to promote our freedom to read.
Virtual Beginner ASL
Monday, Sep. 28, 4:30p.m.
Explore new possibilities for communication and language in this interactive American Sign Language class with Signing With Miss Steph. Miss Steph is a nationally certified sign language interpreter and local instructor who offers fun and developmentally appropriate ASL courses for all ages. This four-week class is specially designed for children in grades K through 5 and will cover numbers, letters, family members, animals, and other basic subjects. Participants will enjoy a virtual, but hands-on learning experience. 

Beginner ASL for Kids will meet on Mondays, September 14, September 21, September 28, and October 5 at 4:30p.m. via Zoom. Each session will last 45 minutes. This program is designed for children in grades K through 5. 

Registration is required and a valid email address is required at the time of registration in order to receive the Zoom link. Registration is for all four sessions and attendance at every session is strongly encouraged. 
Virtual Nonfiction B
Monday, Sep. 28, 6:30pm
Children going into grades K-2 are invited to join us for our new Nonfiction Book Club on Monday September 28th at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom video chat!

This month we will be discussing Nefertiti, The Spidernaut by Darcy Pattison and illustrated by Valeria Tisnes.

"Most spiders spin a web and passively wait for prey to come to them. Jumping spiders, by contrast, actively hunt by jumping to catch their food. What if a jumping spider was sent to the International Space Station? When it jumped, it would simply float. No one knew if the spider could hunt in a weightless environment. This nonfiction picture book for elementary kids chronicles the amazing voyage of Nefertiti, the Spidernaut to the International Space Station and back. She's a Phiddipus johnsonii, or Johnson jumping spider, native to western United States. Her colorful anatomy-red, black and teal-made for stunning photography and video. In 2012, Nefertiti clocked a record-breaking 100 days in space, during which time she circled Earth about 1584 times, traveling about 41,580,000 miles."

You can find the read-along e-book on Hoopla which can be accessed with your library card.

Registration is required. A Zoom link will be emailed prior to the program. 
Virtual DIY Club (Gr
Tuesday, Sep. 29, 4:30-5:30p.m.
Calling all young do-it-yourselfers! Gather your creativity and art supplies and join Miss Louise for a virtual meeting of DIY Club! This meeting will occur via Zoom on Tuesday, September 29 at 4:30 p.m. Registration is required for this class and a valid email is required at time of registration. 
Virtual Chapter Chat
Tuesday, Sep. 29, 6:30 p.m. (Tuesdays, September 15 & 29, October 13 & 27, 6:30 p.m.)
Kids ages 7-10 are invited to join this chapter book program, Chapter Chatter. In this four-part series, we will get together on Zoom to relax and listen to a chapter book read by Miss Beth (with brief discussion before and after each session). Our first book will be Frindle, by Andrew Clements. Each session will last approximately 30 minutes. 

Participants do not need to read or prepare in advance. Participants only need to register ONCE for this series. Reminders will be sent in advance of each of the four sessions, as well as a Zoom invitation for each session. Please be sure to include your email address upon registration.

These Zoom gatherings will take place bi-weekly on the following four Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.:
  • Tuesday, September 15th at 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 29th at 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 13th at 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 27th at 6:30 p.m.
Virtual Middle Schoo
Wednesday, Sep. 30, 4:30p.m.
Creatives in grades 6 through 8 are invited to explore a wide range of artistic styles in mediums from painting to collage to textiles. Join us virtually on Wednesday, September 30 at 4:30p.m. for a hands-on DIY project. Registration is required. A valid email address is required at the time of registration in order to receive the Zoom link. 
Virtual STEAM Storyt
Thursday, Oct. 1, 11:30 a.m.
Children ages 2 - 5 and a caregiver are invited to join us for a story, discussion and fun as we explore trees and their importance in ecosystems. This will be held as a live event via Zoom. Registration is required. PLEASE NOTE: THIS MONTH'S STEAM STORYTIME IS SCHEDULED ON A THURSDAY AT 11:30 A.M.

Be certain to include a valid email address for this registration. Closer to the program date, you will receive an email with the invitation link to attend this Zoom program.
Virtual What’s
Friday, Oct. 2, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

In this larger-than-life virtual anatomical experience, the Cleveland Museum of Natural History turns their big-hearted friend Stuffee inside out to look at his chest and abdominal organs. Learn about the cardiovascular, respiratory, and digestive systems. Put him back together to see how his systems are connected, and find out what you can do to keep your own organs in top shape!
All ages are welcomed though this event is geared towards Pre-K to 2nd grade.

Please register once per family. Registration is required for this program and a valid email and library card are required at time of registration.  Participants will receive an email of their Zoom Webinar invitation a few days and an hour before the program. This program will be recorded.  
If you have any questions please call (330) 653-6658 x1020 or email us at mail.child@hudson.lib.oh.us.

Virtual Spooky Story
Friday, Oct. 2, 5:00p.m.

Get into the Halloween spirit all throughout October in this four-session creative writing program exploring storytelling, common elements of scary stories, and spooky worlds of our own creation. Spooky Storytelling is for kids in grades 4 through 7. This program will meet virtually at 5p.m. on Fridays in October to check in on our stories’ progress, receive prompts, share inspiration, and develop our creative writing skills. Spooky Storytelling will result in our very own collection of spooky stories “published” just in time for Halloween!

This program is for kids in grades 4 through 7 and will meet at 5p.m. on Fridays, October 2, 9,16, and 23. 

Registration is required. A valid e-mail address required at the time of registration in order to receive the Zoom link and further information. Once you are registered, you will be registered for every meeting of this program.

Virtual Gathering: L
Saturday, Oct. 3, 10:00 a.m.
Families are invited to join us for a virtual Sukkot celebration on Saturday, October 3rd at 10 a.m. We will talk about the traditions of the Sukkot holiday, read a story, and create our very own Sukkahs. This will be held as a live event via Zoom. Upon registration, please just provide family name and number of children attending the program. 

Be certain to provide a valid email address for additional program follow-up, including information on picking up program materials and a Zoom link invitation that will be emailed closer to the program date.
Apollo’s Fire
Sunday, Oct. 4, 2 p.m.
Apollo’s Fire, the GRAMMY® award-winning baroque orchestra, returns for an exclusive virtual concert featuring Rustic Music from Baroque Italy. Love songs by Monteverdi and Frescobaldi meet traditional street tunes in this exuberant music party with six musicians, evoking a summer evening in old Tuscany. This one-hour concert was recorded LIVE at Gervasi Vineyard in August and will stream for the first time virtually on the Hudson Library’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/HudsonLibrary.HistoricalSociety).
 
Virtual First Musica
Sunday, Oct. 4, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Children ages 3-8 are invited to learn how to play the recorder! We are partnering with Lessonface, a platform that connects students with great teachers for online classes, to offer free live group music lessons. This beginner course is a 6-week series for children and their caregivers. It will run for approximately an hour on six consecutive Sundays, beginning on October 4 at 3 p.m. 

Each child will be provided with a new recorder that they may keep. Participating families do not need any other specific supplies or prior musical experience, but they will need a computer/tablet with a webcam for Zoom.

Registration is required only once for the entire 6-week session (October 4, 11, 18, 25, & November 1, 8). Multiple children (ages 3-8) in each household are welcome to attend together, but please register only one child per household.

Please make sure to include your email address to ensure that you receive the Zoom invite.

Virtual Beginner ASL
Monday, Oct. 5, 4:30p.m.
Explore new possibilities for communication and language in this interactive American Sign Language class with Signing With Miss Steph. Miss Steph is a nationally certified sign language interpreter and local instructor who offers fun and developmentally appropriate ASL courses for all ages. This four-week class is specially designed for children in grades K through 5 and will cover numbers, letters, family members, animals, and other basic subjects. Participants will enjoy a virtual, but hands-on learning experience. 

Beginner ASL for Kids will meet on Mondays, September 14, September 21, September 28, and October 5 at 4:30p.m. via Zoom. Each session will last 45 minutes. This program is designed for children in grades K through 5. 

Registration is required and a valid email address is required at the time of registration in order to receive the Zoom link. Registration is for all four sessions and attendance at every session is strongly encouraged. 
Virtual Spanish for
Tuesday, Oct. 6, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Children ages 3-8 are invited to learn Spanish! We are partnering with Lessonface, a platform that connects students with great teachers for online classes, to offer free live group language and music lessons. This beginner course is a 6-week series for children and their caregivers. It will run for approximately an hour on six consecutive Tuesdays, beginning on October 6 at 11:30 a.m. 

Participating families do not need any specific supplies or prior Spanish-speaking experience, but they will need a computer/tablet with a webcam for Zoom.


Registration is required only once for the entire 6-week session (October 6, 13, 20, 27, & November 3, 10). Multiple children (ages 3-8) in each household are welcome to attend together, but please register only one child per household.

Please make sure to include your email address to ensure that you receive the Zoom invite.

Virtual Afternoon Ad
Tuesday, Oct. 6, 4:30 - 5:15 p.m.
Children in Kindergarten to 3rd grade are invited to a monthly exploration of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. We'll meet on Zoom, share a story or two then end with an craft. Parents will be contacted via email when the programming bags are ready. 
 
Virtual Anime Club
Wednesday, Oct. 7, 4:30 p.m.
Do you like reading Manga or watching Anime? Come join the Anime Club and talk about all your favorite fandoms and OTPs! This club meets on the first Wednesday of every month and is for teens 11 and up. Registration is required. 

If you're interested in conversing with like minded people or are unable to make it to the meeting you can check out our Anime Discord page at the following link: https://discord.gg/yqnmufc

Registration is required for this program and a valid email is required at time of registration.  Participants will receive an email of their Zoom invitation the day before the program. This program will not be recorded.  

If you have any questions about this event you can contact the childrens desk at (330) 653-6658 x1020 or email us at mail.child@hudson.lib.oh.us.
Virtual Lego Club (G
Thursday, Oct. 8, 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Lego enthusiasts in grades 1-5 are invited to join our new virtual Lego Club for the first session, on Thursday September 10 at 4:30 p.m.! 

Each month we will meet on Zoom to talk about Legos, share what we’ve been working on, catch up on Lego news, and of course build some Lego creations! Any type of plastic bricks will work (Legos or others).

The Fall dates are:
•    Thursday September 10 at 4:30 pm
•    Thursday October 8 at 4:30 pm
•    Thursday November 12 at 4:30 pm
•    Thursday December 10 at 4:30 pm

Registration is required separately each month, although monthly attendance is not required. Join us as often as you are able! This program is for children in grades 1-5.

Please include your email address in order to get the Zoom link prior to the program.
 
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